Here’s something you don’t see everyday! The makers of new comedy play NotMoses are looking to cast a teenage Jesus. You can be any gender or religion, but ideally you’re have a bit of the ‘hump’, as this Jesus is to be portrayed as a “stroppy teenager”.
NotMoses tells the tale of how a baby is discovered in a basket on the Nile, only to be rejected by the Pharoah’s daughter for being too ugly. When she raises another, better-looking, baby to be Moses, the legend of the Exodus is then told from the point of view of the abandoned child. Gary Sinyor, the play’s writer and director, is aiming to take an updated, accessible and lighter look at religion, as he believes that “people need to laugh in a nice way at the complexities of religion”.
About the role, Sinyor added, “the role is a voice that comes from offstage. It could be a 12 to 15-year-old, a sullen teen constantly being pulled out of bed. They will be having arguments with God, that kind of thing“. If you’re a budding actor, why not get yourself along to the NotMoses open auditions on January 10, 2016, at the Arts Theatre in London’s Covent Garden? Registration starts at 10am, and the auditions are open to both professional and non-professional actors alike. So get down there if you fancy getting your ‘strop’ on.